City, University of London

City, University of London

Interactive Journalism

This course is suitable for students from any degree background with an interest in current affairs. Students will have a keen interest in the media, specifically in digital journalism. Some experience of social media and/or data work can be useful for those wishing to specialise in these fields. This course has a particular emphasis on digital media, and prepares you to enter and/or further develop a career in online journalism in particular. The curriculum reflects the continuing development of digital journalism through more interactive content and formats that engage users as active participants. Innovative modules focus on social media and audience development, data journalism and coding for journalists. Multimedia work is geared to online publication. Alongside this, you will also learn the essential journalistic skills of writing, reporting, newsgathering, interviewing and feature writing, plus law and ethics -- core elements of City's renowned MA Journalism courses.

Entry requirements

You should hold an upper second class honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution.
You should have gained some work experience in journalism, and/or in relevant fields (e.g. social media, data work) outside journalism (or have this arranged when you apply).
As well as new graduates, we also welcome mature applicants with substantial work experience in the industry.

Course modules

Core modules
Ethics, Rules and Standards (30 credits); Journalism Portfolio (30 credits); Final Project (30 credits); Social, Community and Multimedia Management (30 credits); Introduction to Data Reporting (15 credits); Advanced Data and Coding (15 credits); UK Media Law (15 credits); Political Headlines (15 credits).

Assessment methods

All MA Journalism courses at City are practical, hands-on courses designed for aspiring journalists. As a result, much of your coursework will be journalistic assignments that you produce to deadline, as you would in a real news organisation. Assessment is often through a portfolio of journalistic assignments of this kind.

Sponsorship information

The following organisations have supported students in the Department of Journalism in the past. This is not a guarantee of future sponsorship, and you are advised to check the websites of these organisations for details of future bursary and scholarship schemes: NUJ (George Viner Memorial Fund); Postgrad Solutions; British Council: Chevening awards; CBA-Chevening MA Awards.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,875 per Year 1 (England) 10 months
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 19,000 per Year 1 (International) 10 months
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,875 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 10 months
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,875 per Year 1 (Scotland) 10 months
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,875 per Year 1 (Wales) 10 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Northampton Square Islington EC1V 0HB South East

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